The Dream Journal – November 2020

Hello!

We just got back from a week in the northern part of New Hampshire. If you’ve never been up in the northern end of the state, way up where Vermont ends and all that’s left is Canada and Maine, we highly recommend it! It’s a great destination if you’re social distancing, as there are very few people up there. We spent several days hiking around the headwaters of the Connecticut River, including a hike along the US/Canada border up to Fourth Connecticut Lake, where the river is about 4 feet across. We’re physically exhausted from hiking up and down steep, muddy, wet, leaf-covered trails, but we’re mentally and emotionally recharged after seeing glorious vistas, watching bald eagles soaring, and getting chittered at by red squirrels and chipmunks!

Musically, we’re starting off November a little early. This Wednesday, October 28th, we’ll be swapping songs with master guitarist and songwriter Josh Hall. We met Josh and family when their younger daughter was selling vegan baked goods at the Hartland VT Farmers Market. It was exciting to meet fellow vegans in the area, and when we discovered that he was a musician, let’s just say a good friendship was born. Josh’s musical background is a bit unusual — classical and punk rock. It should be a lively song swap! We’ll kick things off at 7:30pm Eastern on Facebook and YouTube.

If you are eligible to vote here in the US, and have not already voted early, please do vote next Tuesday, November 3rd!

The day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 4th, we’ll be swapping songs with Cleveland, Ohio’s own Charlie Mosbrook. Charlie’s music is steeped in tradition, and he leads Woody Guthrie workshops around the country, but his own songwriting is superb in its own right. He’s been writing and touring for over 30 years now. We figured Charlie may have some things to say — and sing about — after the election. We’re delighted to have him join us! Music starts at 7:30pm Eastern on Facebook and YouTube.

Our next Serendipity Songwriter Showcase is Wednesday, November 11th. Our guest songwriters this month are Linda Marks and Ric Allendorf. The theme for this month’s songwriters is “Shadows on the Grass”. Listen in to find out what we all come up with for that theme! The show starts at 7:30pm Eastern on Facebook and YouTube. During the show, you can offer up ideas for next month’s theme. And if you’re in the neighborhood of Maynard, MA, stop in at Serendipity Cafe, order up some tasty takeout, and tell Laura and Johnny that we miss them!

We have many friends who are caring for loved ones with various types of dementia.  Faith’s song, Come Again Another Day, is dedicated to all those caregivers.

If you’ve subscribed to our YouTube channel already, many thanks! If not, we’d love to have you subscribe. It lets you find our videos much more easily, and get notifications when we post new content. Just login to YouTube, head to our channel, and click “Subscribe”. If you’ve missed any of our past shows, you can watch them while you’re there.

Our albums Then and Now, Seeking, and Simple Grace are available from us on our website, or you can find them at iTunes and most other online music stores.  Our music is also available streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Even in this craziest of years, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’re thankful that we have decent internet connectivity at home that allows us to still play our music for folks, and share music with friends. We’re thankful that the northeastern states have mostly been sensible around Covid-19 after the initial spike. And we’re thankful that we were already used to being around each other all the time! Here’s hoping that you have something in your life to be thankful for this year, too.

Dan & Faith

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